This is the first season I've grown tomato plants, or any plants, for that matter. I chose a determinate, "Ace", and planted two nursery seedlings in a redwood box that's in full sun. They've grown like gangbusters, but no little tomatoes, and I have no idea when to expect them (if they decide to produce at all!). They supposedly have an 83-day cycle. My guesstimate is that they're 40-50 days old.
We had a really hot spell last week, almost 100 degrees for three days. Could that have ruined their fruiting ability, even though they received generous water and remained quite vigorous?
Yay, I feel much better now. Was under the mistaken impression that "83 days" meant from seed. They've only been planted for about 30 days, so there's still a long way to go. Glad to hear that they should be fine despite a little heat.
Thanks so much, Melody! You can bet that I'll post a photo of the first "baby" in my journal.